Membership Number: AJC359 / Registered Charity Number: 042
Background and Aims
Dementia Jersey, previously Jersey Alzheimer’s Association was formed in April 2010 and 11 years later offer a range of services that support local people affected by dementia of whatever sort, in whatever way.
The organisation provides advice, support and information to the community as a whole and has since 2012 seen an increase of over 235% in the amount of people seeking support and accessing activities. People of all ages, their families, friends and carers.
The Dementia Jersey team have a very clear vision, being to quite simply make Jersey a more dementia friendly island where all those affected by dementia are understood, welcomed and supported.
Over the last year JAA have had to find new ways of supporting their friends and clients and now offer a blend of virtual and face to face support and activities that ranges from counselling and dementia advice, carers support and community activities such as their amazing musical memories and arts exploration groups.
The team provides education and awareness sessions to schools, community groups, local companies and organisations including the successful Dementia Friends programme.
Dementia Friends is the biggest ever initiative to change people’s perception of dementia and to date over 3 million people have attended awareness sessions worldwide. Focused 45 minute sessions aim to change the way people think, act and talk about dementia. Specially trained Dementia Champions deliver face to face awareness sessions to small groups, schools and in the workplace aimed to help people learn about what it is like to live with dementia and asks them to turn that understanding into action by helping others around them. This may be as simple as telling others about Dementia Friends or visiting someone they know living with dementia, every action counts.
Dementia in Jersey
Across the world dementia is estimated to affect 50 million people, 850,000 across the UK and 1,600 in Jersey. This number is set to increase to over 2 million people affected in the UK and 3,750 in Jersey by 2050.
Dementia Jersey has grown to be a well-respected charity with an excellent community profile and network of supporter and partners. The association has 7 staff in various positions supported by the regular and invaluable input of over 30 dedicated volunteers.
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